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Fact file: Unfair cop – why African police forces make violent extremism worse

Fact file: Unfair cop – why African police forces make violent extremism worse

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 28, 2017 0

Undermanned, underfunded, underwhelming: African police forces struggle to contain regular crime, and they are even further out of their depth when it comes to tackling violent extremism. The best way to identify threats

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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 19, 2017 0

Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant

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Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

There are two lines on the edges of the Naf River: on one side, refugees in ragged clothing, waiting to cross and leave Myanmar behind; on the other, Bangladeshis ready to welcome them

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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2017 0

When Angie Rios, 27, left to join communist rebels as a teenager, she told her mother never to change her phone number.

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Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2017 0

Burundians “at the highest level of the state” and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a UN panel investigating more than two years

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Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

August 30, 2017 0

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort

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Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2017 0

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.   The death toll rose within a few

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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